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Interesting Facts About Ethiopia
The Ethiopian calendar has 13 months, so there is a gap of 7–8 years between the Ethiopian and Gregorian Calendars.
Ethiopia is one of the birthplaces of the Rastafarian movement. The proof is in the colors of their flag.
Ethiopia’s national language is Amharic, but there are over 82 languages and 200 dialects, or variations, spoken in the country.
Unlike many African countries, Ethiopia is heaven for vegetarians, due to an Orthodox stand prohibiting the eating of any animal products on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Ethiopians celebrate their New Year on September 11.
In some parts of Ethiopia, wearing a large disc in the lower lip is considered beautiful.